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Document ID (ISN)111203
CIS number 10-0825
ISSN - Serial title 0944-2502 - Zentralblatt fŘr Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mittmann-Frank M., Berger H., Buchter A.
Title Occupational and preventive medical diagnostic programme regarding exposure to nanomaterials and special or new materials
Original title Arbeitsmedizinisches und prńventivmedizinisches Untersuchungsprogramm bei Exposition mit Nanopartikeln und speziellen oder neuen Materialien [in German]
Bibliographic information Nov 2009, Vol.59, No.11. p.336-343. 50 ref.
Internet access Arbeitsmedizinisches_und_prńventivmedizinisches_Untersuchungsprogramm.pdf [in German]
Abstract There is an urgent need to determine the health hazards from exposure to nanomaterials. These substances exhibit different physical, chemical and biological properties than the larger particle sized products with the same chemical composition and one should not automatically attribute the known same toxic effects of one to the other. According to present knowledge, the greatest risk arises from inhalation of insoluble or slightly soluble particles. Taking into consideration the various possible mechanisms of the interactions between nanomaterials and the human body, this article proposes an extensive occupational and preventive medical diagnostic programme. See also ISN 111201.
Descriptors (primary) nanoparticles; long-term exposure; health hazards; risk factors; new technologies
Descriptors (secondary) carcinogens; diagnosis; respiratory diseases; pulmonary fibrosis; upper respiratory tract; physiology of cardiovascular system; medical supervision; medical examinations; neurotoxic effects; description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Occupational pathology
Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Nanotechnology and nanoparticles
Exposure evaluation
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)